Probe into Phahlane at an advanced stage - McBride
The Ipid head says investigators have secured evidence of corruption, money laundering and fraud against the acting National Police Commissioner.
JOHANNESBURG - Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride says investigators have secured evidence of corruption, money laundering and fraud against Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.
McBride said this during a briefing on high profile cases at the Police Portfolio Committee in Parliament earlier on Wednesday.
Phahlane has been accused of taking kickbacks from police service providers in exchange for tenders, an allegation he has strongly denied.
#IPID McBride: unfortunately for Phahlane, we have recordings and transcripts of all interviews…. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 15, 2017
McBride says their investigation of Lieutenant General Phahlane is at an advanced stage.
“We have several statements, documentary, including bank statements, and unrefuted events that indicates corruption, money laundering and fraud and defeating the ends of justice relating to Phahlane.”
He says Paul O’Sullivan is the complainant in the case.
“Whistle blowers, including police officers, went to him to make statements which were taken at a police station. He has knowledge of the offenses.”
#IPID McBride: Phahlane claimed here that he was unaware of an investigation into his conduct - this is patently false. We have proof. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 15, 2017
Phahlane has publically denied the allegations and has committed himself to working with Ipid in their investigation.
WATCH: Ipid briefing
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)